Visit to Bloedel Floral Conservatory

We had a rainfall warning for Vancouver area for 3rd and 4th of January. On a rainy and grey day like that, a piece of tropics is more than needed. And colours. Especially colours πŸ˜€

For the rest of the photos you can go here. And, if you can help with identifying some of the plants, you are welcome to do that :cheers:

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36 Responses to Visit to Bloedel Floral Conservatory

  1. claudeb says:

    D'awww, parrots. The plants aren't bad either. πŸ˜›

  2. gdare says:

    Parrots were nice and friendly but the bravest were zebra finches, eating proso millet just 20cm from my camera :happy:

  3. sanshan says:

    I was amazed at how tame the birds were.

  4. edwardpiercy says:

    Great photos. Thanks for the tour!

  5. Spaggyj says:

    I liked especially the darker and browner birds with just a flash of very vivid colour on them.

  6. gdare says:

    San, that garden has a lot of visitors. I bet, every morning some of them think: "Oh my, here we go again…" :ko:Ed, thanks :cheers:Kimmie, I guess that would be finches. I like them too, small and very tame πŸ˜€

  7. Cois says:

    wow.. Can't even remember when last I was at a place like that. :eyes: pretty cool.. :up:

  8. sanshan says:

    It's the perfect place on an incredibly grey day.

  9. edwardpiercy says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    On the other hand, I was thinking that Canadians live in igloos…

    You got that from Wikipedia, didn't you. :p

  10. gdare says:

    Clint, I thought you people in South Africa see that every day :left: On the other hand, I was thinking that Canadians live in igloos… :whistle:SanOriginally posted by sanshan:

    It's the perfect place on an incredibly grey day.

    And on incredible rain :up:

  11. gdare says:


  12. Spaggyj says:

    We have kinds of finches here, but I have never seen them with those colours. I liked all of it honestly, but the birds are what stuck the most. You got some really beautiful pictures there. Some of the flowers are really lovely too, and the colours really pop. Takes good subject matter and camera skills for that.

  13. sanshan says:

    Do you know we can build those igloos in 1/2 hour!

  14. gdare says:

    San, yes, I've seen that on TV :faint:KimmieOriginally posted by Spaggyj:

    Takes good subject matter and camera skills for that.

    Thanks :cheers: The truth is that most of them were point and shoot kind of photography because my cheap old Canon can't deal with poor light there. Not to mention grey and rainy day. But, on a bottom line, I am happy with those πŸ˜€

  15. intothedeep says:

    Great photos :up:We had something similiar here at one of our state run zoos before it was bought out by a private owner. It was simply called the "Bird House" and didn't have the glass dome like this one, nor was it open in the Winter months. Very nice!

  16. Cois says:

    πŸ˜† i wish we saw that every day. . :awww:But just like everywhere else we need to visit parks to not see dogs and cats.. :doh:Though goats are free roaming.. :irked: stupid goats..

  17. gdare says:

    Mags, thank you :cheers:Clint, I think San would love to see them roaming around πŸ˜€

  18. Spaggyj says:

    Sometimes point and shoot is all you need.

  19. gdare says:


  20. Zulia says:

    I love the birds! I feel like jumping in and try to chase 'em all! Pretty pretty widdle birds!

  21. gdare says:

    Zulia, they are so tame, you won't even need to chase them. I think they would just look at you and then ask: "Ok, where is my food?":P

  22. Dacotah says:

    Awesome, love birds. Great photos.

  23. gdare says:

    Carol, thanks πŸ˜€

  24. raniakasim says:

    i like all of them , thought i didn't know it names .

  25. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome Darko. πŸ™‚

  26. gdare says:

    Rania, it is ok. I was hoping Adele or Words will see this post and make a suggestion :up:

  27. SittingFox says:

    I'm here! :left:Picture 1 (from left): not surePicture 4: blue and gold macawPicture 7: budgerigars Picture 8: Scarlet macawsPicture 9: Yellow-fronted Amazonian parrot

  28. gdare says:

    Oh, hi!!! :DWell, I was thinking about plants because the names of most of the birds I've found at Bloedel :DIf you click on the link at the end of post, you will go directly to album and see all the rest of the photos :up:

  29. sanshan says:

    #2 Agave…tequila plant!#3 Cacti!#4 Poinsetta and palms!#5 Bamboo!#6 Banana!The rest are palms and ferns and other stuff.And there are orchids too.See, that wasn't hard at all. πŸ˜€

  30. SittingFox says:

    Hmm…flora isn't really my strongpoint :whistle: although I know quite a few British and Canadian flowers, none of which appear to be the plants on display there! :right: Nice pics though :up:

  31. SittingFox says:

    I did recognise a cactus sp.! πŸ˜‰

  32. gdare says:

    Adele, ok :up: I`ve seen San has already put some names :DSan, I knew about 2, 3, 5 and 6. But which orchids? πŸ™„

  33. L2D2 says:

    2 is either agave or pandanus3 among other cacti and succulents I see Crown of Thorns and Prickly Pear4 bottom left is hostaI'll return later. Calvin is here to tweak my mixer and turntable for me.

  34. gdare says:

    Thanks, Linda πŸ˜€

  35. L2D2 says:

    2 parakeets. BudgiesEither green-winged or scarlet macaws.Amazon Parrot—not sure of species but I know it is not a yellow nape Amazon nor a double yellow head Amazon.

  36. gdare says:

    Birds were not a problem because I remembered most of the names and we took a brochure, too.

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